An intimate memoir of a friendship with the greatest artist in rock-and-roll history. Jerry Shilling takes you from the all-night parties at Graceland to the bright lights of Hollywood to the glittering stages of Las Vegas.
Spanning Elvis's meteoric rise to his final, troubled years, this book offers never before-told stories about life inside Graceland's circle. Me and a Guy Named Elvis looks at Presley from a friend's perspective, offering readers the man rather than the icon - including insights into the creative frustrations that lead to Elvis's abuse of prescription medicine and his tragic death.
Jerry offers never–before–told stories about life inside Elvis's inner circle and an emotional recounting of the great times, hard times, and unique times he and Elvis shared. These vivid memories will be priceless to Elvis's millions of fans, and the compelling story will fascinate an even wider audience.
I met Jerry during Elvis week '07, at the Peabody. I had been looking for the book since my arrival and he sent me to Beale St. to find it. Since that day I have read it from cover to cover and all I can say is WOW! I knew it would be good but it just blew me away. So much detail and my goodness it must have been the time of your life! This is one book I will treasure always and definitely reread again. Jerry if you read this - thank you for signing my book even though the concierge got my and Peggy's name mixed up. You are a very kind man and Elvis would have approved of this book. I bet he would have said " Man, did we really do all that?" You're the best.
Mary Jo (7/10/2007)
I was born loving Elvis and I have always been one of his adoring fans that thought he could do no wrong. That is why I refused to read any book, and we all know there are hundreds out there, about him for fear of the lies and horrible things that would be said about him. I just did not want to dignify the lies by paying my hard earned money for those books. I always said however, that if Jerry Schilling ever wrote a book about Elvis that I would be the first one in line to buy it! He did and I was, and it was wonderful! I knew that Jerry loved Elvis and would not write hateful lies about him after he was gone. "Me and a Guy Named Elvis" was so good, I read it twice. I know that Elvis would be so proud of this book and of Jerry. I highly reccomend it to anybody who is an Elvis fan!! Thank you Jerry for sharing your life with Elvis with his fans that loved him so much!